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Procedure Kit/Trays, Catheterization, Intravenous

Definition : Prepackaged collections of the devices and supplies (either custom or standard) needed for insertion of a catheter in the vasculature. Items in these kits usually include sterile gloves, gauge needles, appropriate intravenous (IV) catheters, a tourniquet, alcohol swabs, gauze pads, transparent dressing, an IV bag with solution, and tubing. The kits are frequently supplied in supporting trays (i.e., procedure trays) consisting of a flat-bottomed receptacle with a border around the periphery supporting all the instruments and supplies needed for the procedure; the trays are usually covered or wrapped. Dedicated intravenous catheterization procedure kits and trays intended mainly for the infusion of medicated solutions in the peripheral and central vasculature are available; they are also used in a variety of procedures performed in hospitals, doctors' offices, and other healthcare facilities.

Entry Terms : "Catheterization Kits, Intravenous" , "Intravenous Catheterization Procedure Kit/Trays" , "IV Catheter Kits"

UMDC code : 12161

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